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this and the abrupt resignation of general director david petraeus. john bolton and jack keen. gentlemen, thank you both very much for being here this evening. general, let me start with you in this tragic and surprising news about general petraeus and his abrupt resignation. what is your sense of the implications for the nation and the really tragic end to what has been a stellar military career? >> just let me say on a personal note, liz, i know dave petraeus very well and his family. it is such a sense of loss and sympathy for the amount of pain that they are in. i love this family and him as well. it's a personal loss for me. but it's also a loss for the country. this is the most accomplished general officer in generation, comparable to the legends of world war ii. he didn't fight a war as big as they did. but we were definitely losing -- most people don't understand how tremendous it was that he began to turn the war around in afghanistan as well. no general officer has been offered two wars to turn around except macarthur, and he failed miserably in the second one. he is a consummate public s
cheney joins us and john bolton joins us. ambassador bolton, our secretary of state is trying to broker a cease-fire. apparently it hasn't worked. what do you think she could offer to hamas or is offering for their promise to stop sending rockets into israel? >> i think it's very concerning. although president obama publicly has been very supportive this past week of israel's right to defend itself. i think there is a lot going on behind the scenes particularly efforts by the united states and others to persuade the netanyahu government not to go in with ground forces into the gaza strip because of the obvious ramifications. having watched the efforts by the israeli military to destroy the rocket launching areas to find the longer range missiles that were supplied by iran, i don't think they are nearly ready yet. if the pressure on israel to agree to a cease-fire is intense as it looks from the outside, i think that a cease-fire is agreed to in the next few days, it's going to be very temporary. what is really at issue here is a huge strategic shift. this is not really hamas versus isra
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